After our Phonics lesson, we had Maths in which we had to help 3 explorers we had learnt about solve some problems which involved looking at doubling numbers, addition on a number line and our number bonds to 10 and 20.
After break time we had our English lesson in which we had to crack a Pirate code to reveal a hidden message. We worked in pairs or threes and were given a pirate code - each letter of the alphabet had its own symbol. We were also given a large piece of paper which had lots of symbols on. We had to to use the pirate code to work out what the hidden message said. We took our time to make sure we were working it out correctly and all showed some great teamwork. After working out what the message said, we had to find the hidden treasure outside, which we found in the sand pit.
After lunch we then found out more about the Great Explorer and who our class is named after ‘Amelia Earhart’. We learnt that she was a famous pilot who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She got her pilots licence at the age of 23 and ignored many people who told her she could not be a pilot because she was a woman, determined to prove them wrong!
We also learnt that it in attempt to fly around the world, during a bad storm it was thought that she crashed her plane as she and her navigator were very sadly never found.
After all that hard work, towards the end of the day we found some time to show and talk about some of the fantastic things many of us had brought in with us.
Mrs Matthews also popped in to our class to see what we had been up to for our great explorers day and was super impressed at how fantastic we all looked. We were also able to tell her all about the activities we had been doing and what we had learnt.
What a brilliant day and I think I can safely say we all enjoyed it! Well done Earhart class